I posted about the shooter who thought it was amusing to shoot out our power supply; he fritzed all our electricals ~ washing machine, oven, cooktop. The only one I particularly cared about was the washing machine.
I posted about Ditz needing more curriculum ~ the Sonlight curriculum, you know, the expensive stuff. We only had the money to deal with one thing; the washing machine.
We have been making do for a month, a month in which the Lord has very firmly been telling me that He will provide. O.k, I know He owns the cattle on a thousand hills, but cattle are not cooktops, or even curriculum, & my math is certainly adequate enough to calculate what's in my bank accounts.
I ordered the washing machine & it has taken 2 weeks to organize a courier. Ditz keeps eyeing the microwave in hopes her mother will relent & say she can bake in it but we do not have the right utensils for that so I keep saying no. Ditz is suffering, not silently. This is Ditz we are talking about.
Then over 2 days the Lord just poured blessing after blessing over our heads. Money arrived to cover the cooktop & oven. I ordered. The courier will pick up the 2nd items for no extra cost. More money arrived to cover the curriculum costs. I placed my order ~ what I absolutely must have for the rest of the year & a very small *wish list* of things it would be nice to have, depending on how much my *must have* order cost. Our supplier is having a major sale. The language arts IG, which costs me over A$100 usually, came in at just a fraction of the cost if I was prepared to have one of the old IGs. You bet your bottom dollar I am! My order came back under the amount of money I actually have to spend. I said, 'Thank you, Lord', & prepared to order the CDs I wanted as an adjunct for Ditz's music. Meanwhile my supplier had sent an attachment listing all his sale items & idly browsing through out of curiosity I saw this!
Now I looked at this curriculum package for Ditz more than 12 months ago & fell in love with it! I just couldn't afford it ~ couldn't justify spending the money for something that wasn't essential academic curriculum. This is not the full deal but it's definitely the bit of it I really wanted. Half price! Oh yes! Most definitely I ordered it.
Now this is school stuff & school is not one of Ditz's favourite activities so I was more than a little stunned to find my prima donna Ditz hovering expectantly as I put together my final order. Classical music is not high on her appreciation list either so I wasn't expecting wild enthusiasm about finding a classical music curriculum on it's way ~ but it is music & Ditz is more than a little curious. Besides it comes in the mail. As a package. With lots of pretty stamps. In a big box. I mean, how exciting is that! For all her fussing & nonsense dare I hope that the worm is actually a swan who secretly rather enjoys her work?
And in the background Liddy has been quietly stressing about her lack of work. Her interview finally arrived & she thought she'd had a pretty good interview but other people had a job confirmed & she was still waiting...& waiting. My children are not patient sorts so this has not been easy. Her job confirmation was God's icing on our cake this week! She has been offered a full time permanent position at the new island store. She has been offered work to help stock so she will be one of the first people employed there & will begin within a fortnight, just as she runs out of money & just in time to sort out her car rego!
God is always good but I do so enjoy watching Him work the small miracles in our lives!